Pros + Picture is excellent
+ Sharper, brighter and more colorful
+ Very good sound quality
+ Computer VGA Output
+ Digital Audio Output
+ 3 HDMI Connections
Cons - 8ms refresh rate
- It's not true 1080p
Summary I think this is a great TV. I was torn between C350, C530 and this. I ultimately went for this because it was the sweetspot for me between price/performance.
Pros - The picture is excellent, my friends have Vizios from 2008 ranging between 26" up to 46" and in comparison, they look dim and unsaturated compared to this model from Samsung. 720p/1080i or downcoverted 1080p looks excellent, the picture quality at 1366x768 looks sharper, brighter and more colorful than other budget 32 inch 1080p models I seen. You can only notice stairstepping/pixels if you sit less than 2 feet away. Which with a TV this size would be way too close. I sit 6 feet away and edges are smooth (I have 20/20 vision.) OTA HD with bunny ears/loop antenna looks flawless. Upconverted 480p content looks great for it's format. The amount of options to play with are great. But, even so, this TV looked excellent on it's factory default settings. This TV also has multiple sound settings such as Movie and Clear voice modes. By the way, the speakers are hidden and loud, I have it set to 5-6 volume (out of 50) when using the PS3, 8-10 when watching TV, with very good sound quality for it's wattage.
Cons- 8ms refresh rate, many might not notice but, going from a CRT (SD) to an LCD (HD), it was expected. In games it's not really noticeable but, news tickers and other scrolling text it's noticeable, but, this could be related to the TV being 60hz. Another thing is that it's not true 1080p. 1080p content looks excellent however, it's being displayed at 1366x768. This is a subjective thing, at 6 feet away, 1080p and 1080i/720p look the same on a 32". But, if you want to future proof yourself, get the C530/C550. The stand is fine but, you may have to tighten the screws down until the they stop turning to make it stable. 480i non converted SD channels/inputs look so-so.
Synopsis - Besides 480i (SD), excellent picture quality for it's class, even better than comparable 1080p sets from other brands. LCD refresh rate will take a few days to get used to if this is your first HDTV.
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Pros I absoutely love the picture. Use this TV in the bedroom to stream Netflix over my Roku player and the picture rocks. The speakers are on the bottom of the TV, not in the back, so thats great for me because I mounted it on the wall about 6' up.
Cons Not as many picture controls as I would expect from Samsung.
Summary I bought the floor model from BJs and saved a lot of money. If you can get it for under $350, you got a steal!
USB plays movies, music, etc...
Good picture quality
TV Remote has play/rewind etc.. on it to control everything
Good sound quality
Cons Takes a few (maybe 5) seconds to turn on, but it's not really noticeable. I'm just being picky.
Summary This TV is absolutely amazing for the price. The picture quality and features are that of a more expensive TV, and you are getting a great quality Samsung product. I like the metal backing because it feels better when mounting it on a wall mount, or putting it over a fireplace. It has better features than similarly priced models, and again, it's not an "off-brand".
This is my 2nd Samsung LCD (Other was a 37") and I love(d) both.
As for the other review (2/5)... I think he simply got a "dud". The speakers sound fine and there is no problem with them.
Great bang-for-buck basically. Highly recommended.
Pros It's bigger and more classy than my old analogue tv
Cons very poor sound quality, scratchy quality of sound makes your ears ache. watching this LCD TV is a painful and exhausting experience mainly due to it's poor sound quality. The low resolution also make me miss my old analogue Sony TV.
Summary Most of the TV watching is about the sound quality after all. This LCD don't give you a good sound quality at all.